Two vacations were proclaimed for Youm-e-Ashura by the Federal Government on Friday. According to a statement from the Interior Ministry, the government proclaimed August 18 and 19 to be a public day to honour Youm-e-Ashura
Earlier this week, the Muharram-ul-Haram moon ringing in the new Islamic year, 1443 AH, was spotted by the Central Ruet-e-Hilal committee. Youm-e-Ashura is scheduled for 19 August.
Moulana Syed Muhammad Abdul Khabir Azad, Chairman of the Central Rouet-e-Hilal Committee presided over the meeting that took place in the office of the Deputy Commissioner in Quetta.
The conference was attended by representatives of the Central and Zonal Committee on the Ruet and the Hilal, Pakistan Meteorological Departments, Science and Technology Ministers and the Ministry of Religion and Harmony.